Empire State Building and the Skyride

Om nog maar even terug te komen op de ‘ must see places’... Ik moest wat tijd “killen” met mijn dochter, omdat mijn man een afspraak had op 33rd street. Dat is pal naast de ‘Empire State Building’. http://www.esbnyc.com/ Omdat ik een andere keer de rockefeller al had bezocht, was het een beetje zonde van [...]

Personal Photographer

A add to the all ‘must see places’… which I believe is a great one! We all know how annoying it is to be on a holiday and one person is never in the picture because that one is taken the picture. It is just difficult to be as a couple, a whole family or [...]

Smorgasburg in Brooklyn

My next stop!



Can’t decide on where to go for a bite to eat?  The solution should be Smorgasburg.

The New York Times calls Smorgasburg “The Woodstock of Eating” which is probably the most accurate statement I’ve ever heard in my life.  This place is absolutely not somewhere to go on a full stomach.  With 75-100 food vendors every weekend, Smorgasburg offers a little bit of everything from spicy Indian food from Masala Mama to traditional Mexican fare from Oaxaca Taqueria.  Smorgasburg also offers some exotic options like hamburgers with buns made of fried ramen noodles from the creative minds of Ramen Burger.  At 670 calories, this quite literally isn’t for the faint of heart.


Realistically, a lot of the food vendors are pricey for street food, but you can still get a meal and dessert for under $20.  The best part of Smorgasburg is that you’re eating with an incredible view of…

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Alle reisgidsen en informatie- boekjes geven bijna allemaal dezelfde informatie. Times Square, Empire state building, Chrysler building, Central Park en de Brooklyn Bridge ‘moet je gezien hebben als je in New York bent’. Ben ik het ook helemaal mee eens.Nu ik gezegend ben om in New York te wonen, komen er zoveel wetenswaardigheden aan het [...]

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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‘Starting from the bottom’

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‘Sleeping with a married woman’

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‘The Real Deal’

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‘My book of words’

For a couple of months I now have a Chinese friend. We go on fun adventures with our kids. She's lived in the US for many years, but most of the time she still doesn’t know what I am saying in English. And to be honest… I cannot always understand her either! She cannot pronounce [...]

‘The World Cup’

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‘No Turn on Red’

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‘The Host’

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‘American sweetheart’

‘American sweetheart’

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‘Airplane friend’

‘Airplane friend’

My husband has been a professional soccer player for many years. Currently he plays for the legendary New York Cosmos. But for the past two years he played for the San Antonio Scorpions, based out of Texas. We've travelled to many places and have met great people all over the world. We've grown up by [...]